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$5,755 Per person
13 days
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This trip is ideal if you are keen to trek in the Khumbu (Everest) area high in the heart of the mountains and surrounded by dramatic peaks. Accommodation is in comfortable lodges (a far cry from the traditional tea houses) which provide a welcome respite after a day of trekking. After exploring Kathmandu’s sites with your guide, you reach the start of the Everest trek on a scenic flight to Lukla. On your second day you’ll find yourself in Namche Bazaar – the Capital of the Sherpas – the final approach to which gives you your first views of Everest itself. For this itinerary a reasonable level of fitness is required although with your own private guide you will be able to trek at your own pace.

Itinerary highlights

  • Trek surrounded by dramatic mountain views.

  • Stay in comfortable Everest Summit Lodges.

  • Get close to the world's highest mountain; Everest.

  • Enjoy the bustling market of Namche Bazaar.

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  • Kathmandu
  • Lukla
  • Monjo
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Tashinga
  • Pangboche
  • Tashinga
  • Monjo
  • Lukla
  • Kathmandu

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Day 1 Kathmandu


After an overnight flight, land into Kathmandu and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. You might like to walk to Durbar Square. Look out for the Living Goddess who lives in an unassuming building nearby. It's believed that if you see her, you'll re-visit Kathmandu.

Day 2 Kathmandu


Today you will take a trip around Kathmandu with an experienced guide. One of the places you will visit is the sacred cremation grounds at Pashupatinath on the banks of the Ganges. You will also visit Bodnath Stupa today where you will find a little Tibeten community.

Day 3 Monjo

Kathmandu , Lukla , Monjo

Early this morning you will be taken to the airport in time to board your morning flight to Lukla, gateway to the Everest region. Once your guide and porter have organised your luggage you will start your trek. The views are stunning, following the river for most of the day today.

Day 4 Namche Bazaar

Monjo , Namche Bazaar

Today you leave Monjo and trek up to Namche Bazaar. This is quite a climb, so make sure you are well rested and have had a good breakfast. Once you arrive in Namche you may just want to enjoy the good food and views from one of the many rooftop cafes, but there is also a wonderful viewpoint and a nearby museum that you may want to visit above the town.

Day 5 Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar

Today you have a layover day in Namche. For acclimatisation purposes it is a good idea to do a decent length day walk today around the local area.

Day 6 Tashinga

Namche Bazaar , Tashinga

Today you will trek from Namche to Tashinga. The trek is mostly on level paths contouring the mountains. For much of the day today you will have wonderful views of Everest, Ama Dablam and their neighbours. You will visit Tangboche on the way where you can visit the monastery and the German Bakery.

Day 7 Pangboche

Tashinga , Pangboche

Today carry on down the other side of the ridge on a shallowly descending path through a rhododendron forest to Devuche, where there are a few teahouses and a small nunnery in a very peaceful location. From here descend to a high bridge which crosses the Imja Drangka River, and then a 1-2 hour ascent to Pangboche . The lodge in Pangboche is located right along the trail to Everest and almost at the base of the mountain Ama Dablam.

Day 8 Tashinga

Pangboche , Tashinga

Today trek back to Tashinga. Today is quite a short climb downhill with some time to relax in one of the tea houses along the way.

Day 9 Monjo

Tashinga , Monjo

Trek back to Monjo today for a further night in an Everest Summit Lodge right next to the fierce Dudh Koshi River. You might have some time this afternoon to take afternoon tea in the Lodge gardens.

Day 10 Lukla

Monjo , Lukla

Today you will trek to Lukla from Monjo. This is a fairly easy walk back down for your last night in the area before flying back to Kathmandu tomorrow.

Day 11 Kathmandu

Lukla , Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu by domestic flight and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to recover from the day's trekking although your hotel is in an ideal location if you wish to explore.

Day 12 Kathmandu


Today is at your leisure in Kathmandu to relax after your trek. Walk around Durbar Square to soak up the city's atmosphere and try a momo - a local dumpling filled with pork or vegetables.

Day 13 Return home


Transfer to the airport in time to catch your onward flights home.

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